A pop music radio show for people who already know plenty about pop music, hosted by Ron "Boogiemonster" Gerber. From March 1999 - October 2002, the show ran every Sunday night from midnight-2am on KFAI-FM, 90.3 FM Minneapolis, 106.7 FM St. Paul, and KFAI.org.
July 23, 2010 Subject:
Ron is ON.
Opening up his personal archives, Ron "Boogiemonster" Gerber turns back the clock to 1986 and the "Ron is ON" show, which was broadcast on an AM station long ago and far away (unless you're reading in Rochester, NY - in which case you're relatively close.).
While it doesn't resemble the "Crap from the Past" show you may be used to (duh!), it DOES trace back to how this whole thing got started - - playing what was maybe some pretty great pop music that just wasn't getting the airplay Mr. Gerber thought it should have had - - songs like Julian Lennon's "Stick Around," "Weird Al's" "Living with a Hernia," and the classic INXS 12" version of "What you Need," which I'm sure commercial FM radio - - even at the time - - wouldn't touch.
Ron's commentary throughout reminds you you're still listening to "current day" (1999) radio, and he even offers explanation as to where the source material was being culled from (hint: it's not from his collection at this point!).
A nice "Flashback" for those of us who weren't living in those dorm rooms at that time, listening to an AM radio.